How To: Preserve iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Baseband On iOS 5.0.1 With PwnageTool 5.0.1
Earlier today we showed you a more complicated way of Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using the PwnageTool 5.0.1. While this method of Jailbreaking and updating your iPhone to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware for an Untethered Jailbreak works, it is a more long-winded way of going about preserving your iPhone’s baseband for an Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak and unlock.
If you are looking to Jailbreak your iPhone on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware Untethered while still maintaining your unlock in a quick manner then this guide from iJailbreak.com will allow you to do just this.
Preserve Baseband PwnageTool 5.0.1
Step 1) – Download PwnageTool 5.0.1 to your Desktop from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from the direct download link below.
Download PwnageTool 5.0.1 for Mac OS X
Note: The PwnageTool tool is only available for the MAC OS X operating system. If you have Windows, it is possible to run the PwnageTool but only via VMWare (we may make a tutorial on how to do this at a later date). Please follow our RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 how to guide which will show you how to jailbreak the iOS 5.0.1 firmware untethered for Windows by clicking here.
Step 2) – Once you have downloaded PwnageTool, you are going to now run it. Once PwnageTool is up and running, click okay to the pop-up window. Now, if you have never used the PwnageTool you will notice there are many options presented to you. We will guide you through to process so do not get overwhelmed. The first thing you must do is click on the Simple mode button in the top left hand corner of the screen (if it is not automatically selected).
Now once you ensure Simple mode is selected, you will need to select the iPhone as your iOS device you are Jailbreaking. Once you do select the iPhone a big check mark will appear over it. Click the Blue arrow to continue…
Step 3) - The PwnageTool 5.0.1 Jailbreaking tool will now try and locate the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file. If it cannot find the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file you will need to download it from the iJailbreak Downloads Section and then manually select it.
The PwnageTool will now ask you whether you want to save the IPSW to your desktop. Click YES.
Next PwnageTool will ask you whether you have a contract that would normally be activated through iTunes. If you are unlocking your iPhone with UltraSn0w 1.2.5 or GEVEY SIM you will want to click the NO button.
Step 4) - After the PwnageTool processes the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file you will need to put your iPhone into DFU mode. Once the PwnageTool recognizes your iPhone in DFU mode it will place it in Pwned DFU mode. iTunes should now pop-up saying your iDevice is in recovery mode (it is actually in DFU mode), iTunes will also prompt you to restore your iDevice.
Hold down the OPTION button and click on the restore button, you can now browse and select your custom firmware file (not the stock iOS 5.0.1 firmware file) you created. Once you have selected this firmware file, simply wait for it to be restored on your iDevice.
Note: Ensure you do not do anything to disturb your iDevice, while iTunes is restoring the custom iOS 5.0.1 firmware file.
Step 5) - With your iPhone now upgraded and untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware, you can launch Cydia and follow our How To guide for unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.5. Additionally, you can use a GEVEY SIM card to unlock your iPhone as long as you have a supported baseband version.
Congratulations! You have just unlocked your iPhone running iOS 5.0.1 and have an Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak. If you have any further questions or need help leave a reply in the comments section below…